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Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma

Level 3 Diploma

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Availability & Details

Beauty Therapy - Level 3 Diploma SFY-BEAU3D/C01

South Downs Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2024-25 (1 year)

Examination board
City & Guilds of London Institute

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This course will enable you to develop your beauty skills to a more advanced level and introduce new creative techniques to expand and improve your existing skill set.

You’ll cover a broad range of topics including working with colleagues within the beauty business, client care and communication, forming good relationships and working effectively with colleagues, anatomy and physiology, hygiene, health and safety practices, promoting and selling products and services to clients.

The more practical elements include body massage treatments, facial electrotherapy treatments, body electrotherapy treatments, massage using preblended aromatherapy oils, micro-dermabrasion treatments and stone therapy massage.

Dress code is very important so youll need to be in full uniform at all times and carry your kit to all practical classes.

Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent.

On this course, you will study:

  • Working with colleagues within the beauty related industries
  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety practice
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • How to promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Body massage
  • Facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Body electrotherapy treatments
  • Massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • Micro-dermabrasion treatments
  • Stone therapy massage

You will carry out a variety of practical treatments within the College salon on paying clients to build your confidence and competency ready for industry. There will be separate theory, anatomy and physiology lessons to develop your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Beauty Therapy. These lessons will prepare you for your online mandatory exams and assignments.

After a period of skill training within your practical sessions, you will be assessed on your competency while performing your practical skills on a range of clients within block sessions at intervals throughout the academic year. Classes will cover a considerable amount of anatomy and physiology, which will prepare you for the written mandatory exams used to test your knowledge and understanding of the units.

This course requires you to purchase a uniform and kit and we include trips to enhance your learning and experience of industry. All of these costs will be explained at interview and students in receipt of financial assistance will be supported with these costs.

On successful completion, the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy prepares students to work in industry in a variety of venues such as salons, health spas and cruise liners.

My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.

Erin Morgan, BTEC student

My experience at the college has been really good, it’s been really rewarding, all the lecturers were so lovely and supportive there’s no way I could have done it without them - the teaching has been outstanding.

Lucie Brooks, A Level student

I would say it’s a college that really balances academia with fun, there is lots of extra-curricular stuff that you can get involved in. It has a really good work/life balance.

Laura Hagedorn, A Level student